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Desserts

Easy Fruit Cake

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Finally—a fruit cake that folks will actually be pleased to get a piece of! It's easy to make, too, thanks to a head start from a yellow cake mix.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
4 hr
servings
total:
24 servings

What You Need

4
 eggs
1
pkg.  (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1
cup  applesauce
4
cups  mixed dried fruit, chopped
1/4
cup  flour
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4
cup  butter, softened
1
cup  powdered sugar
1/4
cup  chopped PLANTERS Pecans

Make It

HEAT oven to 275ºF.

MIX eggs, cake mix and applesauce in large bowl until blended. Combine fruit and flour; stir into cake mixture. Pour into 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans sprayed with cooking spray.

BAKE 1 hour 45 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely in pans on wire rack. Remove cakes from pans.

BEAT cream cheese, butter and sugar in bowl with mixer until blended. Spread over tops of loaves. Sprinkle with nuts.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare using a chocolate cake mix.
Substitute
Substitute 2 cups of your favorite nuts for 2 cups of the mixed dried fruit to add a little crunch to your fruit cake.
Shortcut
Substitute 3-3/4 cups pre-cut dried fruit bits for the 4 cups dried fruit bits.
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